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Addictions Counseling - Faculty

Stephen Keeley, MS, CADCIII, CGACII, was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and earned a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Richmond (VA). He moved to Portland, OR in 2001 and worked as a substance abuse counselor in the Multnomah and Washington County Drug Courts for about 5 years, when he decided go to graduate school and study family counseling. He received an M.S. in Counselor Education from Portland State University in 2008, and worked as a problem gambling counselor for Volunteers of America, and is currently in private practice. Stephen enjoys counseling those with gambling problems and their families, and has provided several trainings on working with couples and families in which one or more members suffers from an addiction.

Portia Sipes, LPC, NCC, CADC I, ACS, has a private practice where she works with individuals and couples with mental health and addiction issues. She also works part-time for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in their managed care department advocating for clients with their insurance companies. For over a decade she has worked in the non-profit addictions and mental health field as a counselor, program manager, clinical supervisor, and executive director. She is involved in the community as a member of the Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies board, as well as a community member of the Reed College Institutional Review Board.

Janet Bardossi, LCSW, has over twenty five years’ professional experience. She brings a long history of program development for youth, adults and families. She has successfully developed innovative programs for homeless, forensic, individuals with co-occurring disorders, and community justice populations. Janet has presented locally and nationally on integrated services and process improvement. She is dedicated to working with social service organizations and staff to increase recovery opportunities for individuals, families and communities.

Ben Wyatt, MA, CADC II, received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Lewis and Clark college in 2007. He has worked in the mental health and addictions field since that time, as a child and family therapist, drug court counselor and clinical supervisor. Currently he is the program manager for S.T.A.R.T. (Success, Through Accountability, Restitution and Treatment), a treatment program associated with the Multnomah county drug-court that provides co-occurring treatment to those convicted of property offenses. Ben enjoys helping new clinicians develop the skills to work with drug addicted individuals who are also involved with the criminal justice system. He gets further enjoyment from educating the larger community about the structure and value of the drug-court model.

Benita Bellrichard Munson, MS, CRC, CADCI, was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and earned at B.A. in Criminology from SimonFraser University in 1992. She was a social worker in Vancouver, and later a career counselor in Toronto, Ontario for many years. After living in Sao Paulo, Brazil for 2 years with her family, she moved to Portland, OR where she attended graduate school to study counseling at Portland State University. She received an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from PSU, and has worked as a mental health/addictions counselor in both private practice and with Washington County Community Corrections ever since. Benita currently co-teaches the Capstone group counseling class, and specializes in working with people with co-occurring disorders and disabilities.

Kristi Smith, MS, is a Marriage & Family Therapist, who has a private practice in Sherwood, OR. After working for five years as a social worker, she completed her master’s degree in counseling, with an emphasis on couples, marriage and families, at Portland State University. Since that time, Kristi has worked as an addictions and family counselor in both clinical and private practice settings.

Elizabeth Hartshorn, LPC, CADC 1, is the Proprietor of Full Circle Counseling & Coaching, LLC and Full Circle Supervision. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Counselor Educator and approved Clinical Supervisor with the Oregon Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Elizabeth received her Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Oregon University in 1999. She has been licensed with the OBPCLT since 2007 in Oregon. She was appointed as a Board Member to the Oregon Board of Professional Counselor and Licensed Therapists by Governor Theodore Kulongoski in 2010 and served a 3-year term.

Elizabeth’s career experience includes public agency management, K-12 school counseling, private practice, addiction treatment, and forensic mental health services for the Oregon Department of Corrections. She has served as Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Public Safety and Standards, Western Oregon University, George Fox University (Clinical Portfolio Reviewer for graduates in the Masters of Counseling Program), and Portland State University.